I grow purple asparagus, so I'm always looking for new ways to prepare it. Recently, my husband and I discovered how wonderful any color of asparagus tastes when it's grilled. —Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
"I fixed this colorful side dish on Father's Day one year and it has been requested many times since," says Kimberly Hennes-Skar of Minot, North Dakota. "It goes well with any grilled meat, chicken or seafood. It's easy to prepare but looks like you spent a lot of time on it."
My husband and I grill dinner almost every night, and I love grilling asparagus for a side dish. I serve these bacon-wrapped spears with grilled meat and sliced fresh tomatoes for a wonderful meal. —Trisha Kitts, Dickinson, Texas
By using fantastic ingredients such as beef tenderloin, crabmeat and fresh asparagus, Cindy Dorsett of Lubbock, Texas brings us her elegant meal. She writes, “Steak Oscar is a fine recipe combining the delicious taste of asparagus with only the finest of steaks around.”
The best of summer in one dish! These pretty veggies are meant for entertaining. Grilling brings out their natural sweetness, and the easy marinade really kicks up the flavor. —Heidi Hall, North St. Paul, Minnesota
Vegetables that are in season make great additions to this orzo salad. It's the perfect side dish for a picnic, it can easily be doubled for a crowd, or you can add grilled chicken to make it a filling entree. — Danielle Miller, Westfield, Indiana